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. . . A few things you might want to know about me, or maybe not. I live where the Chicago White Sox play and the Chicago Symphony plays better. I work as a newspaper reporter, which means I gaze and sometimes gape for a living, although I try not to let my jaw drop. The byline, it says in the Chicago Times library, which was called a morgue in happier days, is Mike Gallery. So what I do is gaze and gape and take notes and then arrange the notes into sentences, which are arranged in editions of the Times and sent out on the streets, not to mention the Internet, so everyone can know. This makes me a gazer and gaper who gossips, unless I’m working something investigative, which makes me a sneak who gazes and gapes and gossips. The Pulitzer Board announces the most distinguished of us each April. . . .
News Item: “The U.S. government essentially closed the books on TARP with a $15.3 billion profit. Treasury sold its remaining shares Friday in Ally Financial, its last remaining major stake from the $426 billion bailout of banks and the U.S. auto industry. . . . GM, Chrysler and many car dealers likely would have gone out of business without the government’s help. . . .”
For those keeping track of intrusive government spending programs that never work.
News Headline: “We may be an insignificant and fleeting moment in time. . . and we know it.”
Hey. Headline writers have their moods, too.
News Item: “. . . .incident happened when Fipps and two employees stopped to remove chains from the front of his pickup truck. . . . Fipps’ dog was in the front seat, and he ordered the dog to get in back. A .300 Winchester Magnum was on the back seat. . . The sheriff said the dog somehow caused the weapon to discharge. . . . a bullet fired from the gun hit the victim in the arm. . . .”
How well do you know your dog?
How well, really?
News Headline: “Texas plumber’s truck shows up in Syria with guns mounted on it.”
It’s a small world, after all.
News Headline: “Hackers win: Sony pulls release of ‘The Interview.’ ”
Satire used to be what closes on Saturday night.
But at least we weren’t afraid to let it open.